The Yogscast have announced that they will once again be undertaking their annual Christmas live streams, unveiling the 2014 Jingle Jam Charity Drive. Raising an amazing total of £700,000 from last year’s Christmas Drive, the Yogscast hope to have even more fun and raise even more money during this year’s event.
Members of the Yogscast family, along with friends and other YouTube personalities will take to Twitch.tv to stream every night throughout December, playing a whole host of games, completing ridiculously funny challenges, and generally having a heap of fun all in an effort to raise money for charity.
This year the money raised from the Jingle Jam Charity Drive will be shared between five charities: Mind, Doctors Without Borders/MSF, Flora & Fauna International, Special Effect and End Polio Now, each of which were selected and voted upon by the Yogscast family.
Fans who give more than $5 will get a special in-game item for Team Fortress 2 as well as the ability to have their message read out live during one of the live streams by a member of the Yogscast team. Whilst those who donate more than $25 will receive an amazing bundle of games via Humble Bundle, details of which will be announced before the Jingle Jam launches on December 1st.
In addition to the Humble Bundle, fans can also head on over to store.yogscast.com and pick up the Yogscast Christmas jumper or buy this year’s Yogscast charity song – Does Santa Claus Visit Zombie Pig-men Kids in the Nether in Minecraft (At Christmas Time)? – All profits from both going to the appeal.
“We were blown away by the support we had from the audience last year – both the people who tuned in to watch us every night and the amount they donated” said Yogscast co-founder Lewis ‘Xephos’ Brindley.
“All we do is turn up and do silly stuff on camera – and we have lots of new fun stuff lined up for this year – it’s the people who donate who make a difference to these fantastic charities.”
Yogscast CEO Mark ‘Turps’ Turpin added, “We’ve already had amazing support from the UK and international video games industry supplying the games and items for the Humble Bundle and we’re still looking for more so please get in touch!”